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is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama defends the u.n. ambassador to the u.n. he says he has determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal has had her security removed. she had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday night.
after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks onhe u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >>> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >>> three people have been killed after rockets were fired into southern gaza. first israeli deaths killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >>> bp has agreed to pay a record penalty over the gulf oil disaster. it also includes criminal charges. >>> popular ene
capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the mili
given to congress and to u.n. ambassador susan rice, to described the events as spontaneous. the cia did sign off on that description for use in tv appearances days after the attack. petraeus said he did not speak with ambassador rice before her tv interviews. he did tell committee members he regrets the circumstances that led to his testimony today. he did not answer questions about his affair. petraeus right now is testifying before the senate intelligence committee. >> margaret brennan, thank you. petraeus is still under a spotlight for the affair that forced him out of his cia job. bob orr is also here in washington with new information on that story. bob, good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. fbi officials have told us their investigation into this whole scandal which brought down david petraeus so far has not turned up any threat or damage to national security. but since the affair with paula broadwell occurred while petraeus was the director of the central intelligence agency, the cia's inspector general now has begun his own investigation. sources say the cia is looki
't the cia anticipate the attack or do more to stop it? so much republicans have been going after u.n. ambassador susan rise rise, she says intelligence pointed pointed ton taken just, not -- spontaneous, not a pre-planned attack. john mccain is calling her -- -- >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think through knew better, and if she didn't, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> president obama is aggressively coming to rice's defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after something, they should be after me. >> reporter: house and senate intelligence committees will be hearing the reports. >>> for a change, some good news about california's budget deficit. the nonpartisan legislate tier budget says california is now facing a $1.9 billion budget deficit in the coming year. that is well below the $13 billion deficit previously projected. the state could see even more surpluses afternoon that. the improving economy, budget cut-backs, and new tax revenues from the passage of prop 30 all credited for california's improving financial situation. >>> also,
say the president still plans to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as secretary of state despite renewed criticism from senate republicans who met with rice on tuesday. >>> the tampa woman whose complaints about abusive e-mails led to the downfall of cia director david petraeus is fighting back. jill kelley's attorney has released telephone recordings and e-mails that he and kelley say prove she never tried to exploit her friendship with petraeus. the attorney is also demanding to know why kelley's name was revealed during the fbi investigation of petraeus and his purported mistress, paula broadwell. >>> for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup what have has you talking online. scarlet johansson's stint as al roker's weather fillin getting lots of buzz online. scar jo stepped into al he is neck of the woods tuesday when he came down with laryngitis. getting better for tonight's tree-lighting. >>> "saturday night live's" jason pidek is big on youtube after ellen let him know he's a master of impressions. she held a celebrity photo and had guess who it was based on ja
in the september 11 benghazi assault, a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice gave in the days after the incident. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction. >> reporter: some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified, in part to conceal the role that terrorists played, and therefore not included in the talking points rice was given. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvement, and yet the final ones said indication of extremists. >> reporter: democrats defended the administration, saying rice was limited in how much she could say publicly about the incident. >> i don't think she should be pilloried for this. she did what i would have done or anyone else would have done. >> reporter: meanwhile, new details emerged friday about the two women at the center of the petraeus affair scandal. according to a white house official, jill kelley and her twin sister had lunch twice at
long wanted to be secretary of state, for defense secretary. the white house has also wanted u.n. ambassador susan rice to success hillary clinton, but officials say congressional leaders are now warning them that the controversy over benghazi could complicate her confirmation, and counterterrorism adviser john brennan is still a possibility, if he wants it, to take over at cia. this is getting real sticky. >> complicated is the word of the day. andrea mitchell in washington. thank you. let's turn to retired colonel jack jacobs who is an nbc military analyst. first petraeus, and now general allen involved. on the stunner scale, where do you put this? >> 11. very startling, especially for those people who worked with these officers and known them for years and years. really quite astonishing. do you know general allen? what is his reputation? >> i don't know him very well. i've met him on several occasions. he's a 1976 honors graduate of the u.s. naval academy. he's got a -- a masters degree from georgetown, from the national war college. he's quite an intellectual actually. a gre
, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back to 39%. so he did leave some wiggle room there. >> all right, chuck. thank you very much. republican senator john mccain joins us now. senator, nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. >> i'll talk about ambassador rice in a moment, let me ask you about general petraeus and his testimony before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. what is the most important question you want the general to answer? >> w
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